HC Deb 25 July 1929 vol 230 c1524W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the tax on imported petrol, in addition to raising revenue for de-rating productive industries, is having a beneficial effect on the oil industry in this country and is stimulating the growth of byproduct recovery plants; and if he will make an early statement regarding the continuance of this duty in order that this development may not be arrested through uncertainty regarding the Government's future policy?


It would be improper in the case of this or any other revenue duties to anticipate the Budget statement.